VIDEO: Hamilton officer helps man with electric wheelchair stuck in snow

Officer helps man with wheelchair stuck in snow
Posted at 12:11 PM, Jan 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-05 12:11:52-05

HAMILTON, Ohio -- A Hamilton officer is being praised on social media after he helped a man with an electric wheelchair escape the snow. 

Officer Mike Thacker was spotted Thursday pushing the man in his wheelchair after its battery died along the sidewalk near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Sycamore Street.

The officer parked his cruiser and pushed the man to the Government Services Center on High Street where he could warm up and (literally) recharge, authorities said.

"The cold weather and snow bring challenges for many people, and our officers are out there to help however they can," Hamilton police wrote on Facebook.

Twitter user Kaylen2009 saw the officer from the passenger seat of a car and started recording. She posted video of the good deed on Twitter just before 10 a.m., where it was shared by the Hamilton Police Department. 

"Great job Officer Thacker and all the other HPD officers out there every day performing unrecognized great deeds," Hamilton police wrote on Facebook. 

Hacker has been with the department since July 2007.